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    Recipe: Banana Blueberry Crockpot Oatmeal

    How would you like to wake up to a steamy hot bowl of oatmeal? This recipe is a slow cooker version of the Brunch Oatmeal Bake and is extra easy to make the night before. It’s also versatile so you can change up the ingredients with what you have on hand. Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups oatmeal, rolled or steel cut 3 1/2 Cups water 1 Cup milk 1/4 Teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons sweetener (brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc…) 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon 1 Banana, browning preferable, sliced 1 Cup frozen or fresh blueberries 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, optional 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract, optional Method: Rub coconut oil along base of…

  • Cheesy Hashbrown Bites

    Cheesy Hashbrown Bites

    I love breakfast, every time I visit my family in Pittsburgh eating breakfast together is a way to reconnect. When they visit me I make my oatmeal bake and brunch egg bake. Now I have a new item to add to my menu! This hashbrown bites are easy to make and a great way to use up left over baked potatoes. Ingredients: 5 Potatoes, baked and refrigerated 1 Medium red onion 2 Cloves garlic 2 Eggs 1/2 Teaspoon seasoned salt 1 Cup shredded cheese (your choice) Olive oil, for the muffin tins Supplies: Food processor with grating accessory or hand grater Muffin tin with 12-18 muffins Method: Be sure to…

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    Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins

    One of things I loved to do with my Grandma when I was young was to help her bake. I would stand on her kitchen chair next to her at her counter and we would bake all kinds of delicious food. I loved when she made apple pies, not for the pies but for the slices of apple that she would give me. She would put them in a very worn aluminum measuring cup and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. I thought that was the best! We would also make scrumptious bran muffins. They were always moist and we ate them warm out of the oven. Now that I…

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    Open Faced Omelet

    Getting in all of your healthy vegetables can be a challenge. Besides the salads, and side vegetables I need to get some in throughout the day. Usually I have a fruit for breakfast and vegetables for lunch and dinner. In a perfect healthy eating world, I would have 2 snacks a day that are vegetables. I don’t usually get time for snacks so that leaves me short sometimes. Here is a way that I got my protein and spinach in for breakfast or any meal. First I must confess that I am not a very good omelet maker. No matter what I try, I always seem to split it in…

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    Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

    I’m always trying to find new ways to make oatmeal more exciting. I think this is a fun twist on a blueberry muffin, only healthier! Great for a cold February morning. Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal 1/2 Cup rolled oatmeal 1 Cup water Pinch of salt 1/4 Cup blueberries Honey or brown sugar, to taste Handful of walnuts Sprinkle of flax seeds In a small sauce pan, combine oatmeal, water, salt and blueberries. Bring contents to a boil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and top with honey or brown sugar, walnuts, and a sprinkle of flax seeds. Add milk if you like a thinner consistency. Want…

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